Richard Murray, Arborist and MNPS member, will present a talk on tree anatomy with a focus on branches. Come and discover how the evolution of branches offered survival benefits that allowed trees to dominate the terrestrial world for 200 million years.
Richard will give an introductory talk using tree samples to convey concepts (handling these is encouraged) followed by a summary period for questions and discussion. As time allows, the discussion will touch on branch pruning.
Help mail the Fall Conference brochures before the meeting, starting at 6:30pm.
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.